A picture says a thousand words, making the front page of today’s New York Post one of the most disturbing, and shocking, we have seen.
If the job of the front page of a newspaper is to grab your attention then the New York Post is doing its job superbly today. Others may find it distasteful, or even immoral, but here is what the American tabloid led with this morning.
The picture shows 58-year-old Ki Suk Han just moments before a train ended his life at Times Square subway station. Photographer R. Umar Abbasi took the picture, claiming he was using the flash on his camera to try and warn the driver.
“I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash,” Abbasi told the paper.
The paper reports that a ‘crazed man’ pushed the victim onto the track and there was talk of an altercation between Han and the other man before on the platform.
Police are investigating and have a CCTV image of the man who pushed Han onto the track. The piece has quotes from Han's wife so we assume they have her permission to use the shot but it is not stated and others nearby are quoted saying they tried to help the man but it was too late.